Football: Barcelona appoint Luis Enrique as new coach to replace Martino

Celta's outgoing coach Luis Enrique (C) walks at the end of the Spanish league football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Sevilla FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on March 29, 2014. Celta won the match 1-0. -- PHOTO: AFP
Celta's outgoing coach Luis Enrique (C) walks at the end of the Spanish league football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Sevilla FC at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on March 29, 2014. Celta won the match 1-0. -- PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona on Monday appointed outgoing Celta Vigo manager Luis Enrique as their new coach to replace Gerardo Martino after a disappointing trophy-less season, the Catalan club said.

"The FC Barcelona Board of Directors have this evening confirmed Luis Enrique Martineza as the new first team coach" and the 44-year-old will sign a two-year deal, the club said in a statement.